Scott Brown Forgets He's in New Hampshire

Carpetbagging has its growing pains.

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Republican Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., speaks during a news conference in Boston on Oct. 16, 2012.
Where in New England is Scott Brown?

Poh-tato, Pah-tato. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, what's the difference, really? Well, if you're trying to court voters from the latter, but you used to represent the former, it's probably best to get them straight.

Thursday night, former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown made a trip to Londonderry, N.H., to speak and sign books for the Londonderry Republican Committee. Talking to reporters outside, he made a bit of a verbal flub.


"What I've heard from the Republicans up here is they're thankful that I've been around for a year, helping them raise money, helping them raise awareness as to the issues that are effecting not only people here in Massachusetts -- uh, in New Hampshire, but also in Massachusetts, obviously, in Maine," Brown said. "I've been to Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut; I've been all over the New England area, certainly talking and helping people raise money."

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The progressive fundraising group American Bridge passed along Brown's mistake to beltway reporters, comparing it to another infamous GOP gaffe.

"Scott Brown put Rick Perry's 'Oops!' moment to shame by officially forgetting what state he is publicly flirting with seeking office in," the email read.

The former Massachusetts senator, who was ousted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in 2012, has been mentioned as one of the Republicans who might try to unseat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., though Brown continues to remain coy. He did, however, put his Massachusetts home on the market in September and over the Thanksgiving holiday changed his Twitter handle from @ScottBrownMA to @SenScottBrown.

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